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Musset didn't write the way he did because he drank absinthe, instead he drank for the same reason for which he wrote just like that: namely out of despair.

-August Strindberg, 1886
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Along my way with the "fairy" I have sampled several brands, contemporary as well as vintage absinthes from around the 1900's. And I can sincerely tell that there is a huge variety in quality and authenticity.

Browse the categories below to read reviews, high and low, on both modern reproductions as well as century old absinthes that take you back in time.

 
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1797

Brand information

Alcohol
75%
Manufacturer
Les Fils d'Emile Pernot
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

From the Pontarlier based distillery Les Fils d'Emile Pernot and Archive Spirits come this creation. The first batch of Roquette 1797, based on a recipe from that year - 1797. Its powerful herbal profile and the prominent Pontarlier Wormwood gives this absinthe a very unique touch.

 

 
 
Absenta Argenti (1970)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Destilerias G.I. Argenti
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Absenta Argenti was made for several decades but production ended in the early 1970's. The recipe changed over time and this here represents the very last version. It's easy to see that more and more producers resorted to mixing essences and taking shortcuts.

 
 
Absenta Argenti (circa 1940)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Destilerias G.I. Argenti
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

I was thrilled to find this as it gave me the possibility to compare it with the same brand, 30 years younger. Needless to say they should've kept to this older recipe.

 
 
Absenta Augustin Bofil (1969)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Augustin Bofil
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Another nice absenta true to traditional absinthe with the typical Spanish touch.

 
 
Absenta Escat (1925)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
E.J. Escat
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

A terrific absenta made in Barcelona with a long history and a long lingering taste. Where did all these great brands go...?

 
 
Absenta Montana (1969)

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Destilerias Montana
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

One of the first vintage Spanish absentas I ever tried. It made sure I kept hunting for more. Montana is still made today but nothing like this - sadly.

 
 
Absenta Montana 55

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Destilerias Montaña S.A
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

The name Montana dates back to when the Spanish made really good quality absinthes in the mid 1900's. Today, Montana is nothing but an oil mix. But still, one of the better ones.

 
 
Absenta Tunel (green)

Brand information

Alcohol
70%
Manufacturer
Antonio Nadal, S.A
Country
Spain
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

If you ever find rainbow colored absinthes, you can be sure they're from Tunel - regardless of what the label says. It's simply one more oil mix.

 
 
Absente 55

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Distilleries & Domaines de Provence
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

The US version of the Absente 55%. European version differs only slightly and since this was reviewed a new product, Grande Absente, have entered the market.

 
 
Absinth Emanuelle - Vom Fass

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
Paul Devoille / Vom Fass
Country
France
Color
Verte
Type
Distilled

Made by French distillery Paul Devoille for German liqour company Vom Fass.

 
 
Absinth Stromu

Brand information

Alcohol
70%
Manufacturer
Palirna u Zelenemo Stromu
Country
Czech Republic
Color
Verte
Type
Mixed & Macerated

There are so many Czech absinths like this one it actually hurts. For real. Artificially colored and almost blue... The review speaks for itself.

 
 
Absinth'Love 69

Brand information

Alcohol
69%
Manufacturer
Gaudentia Persoz
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

The name and label says it all. Even though it's aiming at the night clubs this La Bleue is actually worth going to bed with. It's quite juicy.

 
 
Absinthe 55 du Val-de-Travers

Brand information

Alcohol
55%
Manufacturer
DistAB
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

Yet another La Bleue from the heart of Val-de-Travers. There are so many...

 
 
Absinthe 68, Alain Rey

Brand information

Alcohol
68%
Manufacturer
Alain Rey
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

Artisanal Val-de-travers distiller Alain Rey is previously known for the typical Swiss style La Fee Vallonne. This one, a 68% Swiss blanche is another La Bleue but with a stronger alcohol bite. A 53% version of the exact same recipe is also available.

 
 
Absinthe Blanche Neige

Brand information

Alcohol
53%
Manufacturer
Gaudentia Persoz
Country
Switzerland
Color
Blanche
Type
Distilled

Absinthe Blanche Neige is a Swiss La Bleue, distilled for Absinthes.com. Packed with alpine freshness and a fruity minty punch of wormwood to knock you right out of your boots.

 
 
 
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